Roo, a 4th year CMM student, first realized her passion for peer mentoring as an undergraduate student at CUNY Brooklyn College, located in her hometown of Brooklyn NY. Through her experiences mentoring students, as the head of an undergraduate research group, Roo perceived an unmet need on her campus – a lack of guidance where it was sorely needed, to aid students in the process of choosing a career path, preparing for graduate school applications, and everything in between, especially for students headed for the pre-health professions. As such, she founded the Pre-Health Peer Mentoring Program, a program designed to help students find their passion, expose them to all their options, connect them with their communities on and off campus, and build competitive applications in the process. Today, she is continuing her mission to help students connect with their peers and find support, community, inspiration, motivation, and ultimately success in their graduate school careers and in the careers that follow.
Ruchama (Roo) Steinberg
The Peer Collective Committee, Chair
Cellular and Molecular Medicine